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The Cardinals crossed midfield once today. Game-by-game predictions Oakland Raiders Full schedule Predicted record: Making his third NFL start, Peterman went 5 for 18 for 24 yards and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 0. Late-season games hosting the Patriots and Jaguars, and on the road against Minnesota, could determine their season. AARON Rodgers’ much-anticipated NFL comeback so almost ended in disaster.

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Dak Prescott threw a yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the game and the Dallas Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six times in a victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. Brandon McManus kicked a yard field goal just inside the right upright with six seconds left, pushing the Denver Broncos to a win over the hard-luck Oakland Raiders and denying Jon Gruden his first win as a head coach since He had to contend with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis quitting on the team.

Jimmy Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes, Matt Breida ran for yards and San Francisco's longest TD run in four seasons , and the 49ers bounced back from a season-opening loss by beating the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for more than yards and four touchdowns for the second straight week, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Melvin Gordon matched a career high by scoring three touchdowns, and the Los Angeles Chargers defeated Buffalo in manhandling the anemic Bills during rookie quarterback Josh Allen's debut as a starter. Moore had a day to remember. Both good and bad. Carolina's first-round pick had the first catch — and touchdown — of his fledgling NFL career when he hauled in a yard scoring pass from Cam Newton with just over 2 minutes remaining Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Thu Sep 06, nfl. Seven of the Bucs' losses last year came in one-score games with five decided by three points or less or in overtime. It's not unfathomable for them to rebound from in to in , but that's only if they can take care of business in the NFC South. A healthy Jameis Winston with improved chemistry with DeSean Jackson , a completely revamped defensive line and an improved secondary from the draft can go a long way. Buccaneers' schedule front-loaded with division winners Laine: Between an improved NFC West and a difficult road schedule, this won't be the season the Cardinals get above.

They'll have stretches of difficulty in both halves of the season, but a late-season stretch of games against Green Bay, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks will make it tough for Arizona to finish on a high note. Early divisional games will dictate Cardinals' season Weinfuss: The Rams will finally get a taste for what a true first-place schedule feels like. They'll play five prime-time games, two of them on Monday Night Football and one of those from Mexico City.

But their travel schedule won't be as brutal as it has been in two prior seasons, and three of their first four games will come at home. Schedule makes it official -- Rams are a prime-time team Gonzalez: Game-by-game predictions San Francisco 49ers Full schedule Predicted record: The 49ers have plenty of buzz after their finish to last season but that also leaves them with much to prove as expectations soar.

Still, the Niners have what looks like a manageable schedule and one that is particularly team-friendly on the back end. If San Francisco can have a strong draft and keep quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo healthy, it has a chance to be in the postseason mix until the season's final days.

Game-by-game predictions Seattle Seahawks Full schedule Predicted record: Seattle's schedule is tied for the fifth-toughest in terms of opponents' winning percentage, and the Rams are the clear favorites in the NFC West. But anyone assuming the Seahawks will bottom out after their campaign and an offseason of key departures is forgetting everything they still have -- such as a Super Bowl-winning QB in Russell Wilson , an All-Pro middle linebacker in Bobby Wagner and, for now at least, arguably the game's best safety in Earl Thomas.

If the Seahawks trade Thomas, might seem more realistic -- especially if they send him to the Cowboys, whom Seattle will host in Week 3. Seahawks' schedule shows they still have prime-time appeal Henderson: Who starts at quarterback for Buffalo remains to be seen -- AJ McCarron or a rookie draft pick -- but no matter what, the first half of Buffalo's schedule will be grueling.

They play five of their first seven games on the road, and then return home to face the long-dominant Patriots. Returning to the playoffs in will probably require a bounce-back second half of the season. Road-heavy start to schedule will test Bills' new QB Rodak: Game-by-game predictions Miami Dolphins Full schedule Predicted record: The return of Ryan Tannehill should help Miami bounce back from a lost , but the roster has seen too many changes to assume Adam Gase can get back to the playoffs after making the postseason as a first-year coach in The Dolphins feel like a middling team teetering on another rebuild.

Late-season games hosting the Patriots and Jaguars, and on the road against Minnesota, could determine their season. December matchups could be a turning point for Adam Gase's Dolphins Rodak: If everything goes according to plan, they will be ready to make their patented late-season push.

But one thing that showed up in , and bears watching this year, is that the first month of the season was essentially an extension of the Patriots' preseason they were , and one could say were fortunate not to be So an overall prediction of , which is below the team's normal standard, takes that into account while also considering that five of the team's first nine games are scheduled for prime time.

A Monday night game in Buffalo on Oct. Late-season schedule has familiar look for the Patriots Reiss: Still rebuilding, the Jets are headed to their third consecutive losing season and eighth consecutive year out of the playoffs. On paper, they have one of the easiest schedules, which should allow them to hang around until December. In other words, when do they start playing for ? Jets' schedule highlighted by Monday night opener in Motown Cimini: Whether Baltimore can end a three-year playoff drought depends on how the Ravens handle one of the toughest road schedules in the league.

The Ravens' out-of-conference opponents were With a healthy Joe Flacco and a stronger supporting cast around him, the Ravens will dominate at home and pull off a couple of upsets on the road to stay in the postseason hunt. Like the past two seasons, Baltimore's playoff fate will be decided in the final two weeks of the season. Ravens away from home for four of first six games Hensley: Game-by-game predictions Cincinnati Bengals Full schedule Predicted record: Although the Bengals have the third-easiest schedule based on opponents' wins from last year, they still have to face five teams that participated in the playoffs.

That's a tough task while breaking in two new permanent coordinators and figuring out how to improve the league's worst offense. While the trade for left tackle Cordy Glenn brought some promise, losing linebacker Vontaze Burfict to suspension hurts with three of their first four games on the road.

Bengals' schedule starts tough with Vontaze Burfict out Terrell: Game-by-game predictions Cleveland Browns Full schedule Predicted record: Not even the Browns can step backward after a winless season. But with a legitimate veteran quarterback, improved receivers and more talent throughout the roster, the Browns will win their share of games.

It won't be enough to compete for a playoff spot, but it will be enough to set up future seasons. Browns face tough early test to snap losing ways McManamon: Game-by-game predictions Pittsburgh Steelers Full schedule Predicted record: The Steelers' roster is loaded enough to compete with any team and is poised for a playoff push once again. But a leaky defense from late last season faces six teams coming off a playoff berth.

Steelers' schedule packed with prime-time games and mileage Fowler: